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Vinci defeated Su-Wei Hsieh and qualified for the semifinals in Sofia 

Vinci defeated Su-Wei Hsieh and qualified for the semifinals in Sofia


The Italian Roberta Vinci qualified for the semifinals in WTA tournament champion with prize money 750,000 dollars in Sofia.

Fourth in the scheme Vinci defeated Su-Wei Hsieh (Taiwan) with 6:1, 6:2 for 53 minutes and record second win in group "Sofia" of the tournament.

The Italian finished second in the standings with two wins from three games and the semifinals will play the winning group "Sredets".

Whether it will be Tsvetana Pironkova or Nadia Petrova will become clear on Friday when the Bulgarian and the Russian woman face off against each other.

Daniela Hantuchova and Hsieh have two losses from two games and play each other tomorrow in a match regardless.

Roberta Vinci had no trouble against Su-Wei Hsieh. She made five breaks in the match, which ended about an hour before midnight.

"It does not matter if you play with Petrova or Pironkova because both are tough players. Nadia has an aggressive style while Pironkova played in front of her home crowd. In any case will be tough semifinal," said Vinci after the success.

Meetings of the third round in "Serdica"  of the tournament champion with prize money WTA 750,000 dollars:

1 Caroline Voznyatski (Denmark) - 7-Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) - 3:6, 7:6 (4) 6:4

4 Roberta Vinci (Italy) - 5 Su-Wei Hsieh (Taiwan) - 6:1, 6:2

provisional standings:

1. Caroline Voznyatski 3 3 0 6:1 6 points

2. Roberta Vinci 3 2 1 4:2 4

3. Daniela Hantuchova 2 0 2 1:4 0

4. Su-Wei Hsieh 2 0 2 0:4 0

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